MPS families,

I am happy to report that we have had a joy-filled week welcoming back all of our faculty members, greeting newly-enrolled students, and planning an exciting return to school on Monday. For those who may be interested in seeing the 2022-23 Opening Number from today’s Convocation Ceremony, the video has been added to our website. 

As you enter your last weekend of the summer break, please consider these important updates:

Last week’s Superintendent Coffee and Board Meeting recordings are now on the district website. 

Throughout these meetings, we discussed 2022-23 school year topics, including educational initiatives, the anticipated facilities referendum proposal, curriculum revisions, new courses, newly hired school administrators, and proposed policy changes. All Superintendent Coffee recordings are available on the Superintendent’s webpage. Board meeting recordings are available on the district website in the menu under “Board of Education.

Very high classroom temperatures may necessitate early-dismissal schedules for students in the coming weeks.

Due to the consistent sunshine, warm evenings, and hot daytime temperatures, many of our classrooms across the district are reaching the high 80s each afternoon. If this trend continues as forecasted, it will become necessary to shift our schools to early-dismissal schedules to provide relief. We recognize that such schedule changes present hardships to many families and will provide as much advanced notice as possible to allow parents to adjust their schedules if this decision is made. Parents should be aware that the district will include air conditioning for all schools in a referendum proposal presented this fall. 

Madison Public Schools are in need of P/T and F/T Substitute Teachers and Teacher Assistants for the 2022-23 school year.

If you or someone you know is interested in an opportunity to work with students and become a part of our school community, please consider the important work of substitute teachers and teacher assistants. Our school district is in need of caring individuals to serve in these critical capacities on a part-time or full-time basis. If you are interested in joining our team to support our staff and students as a substitute teacher or teacher assistant, please contact Executive Secretary Patti Cleary at

Download the “RSVP-3 Morris County, NJ” app (available on Appstore and Google Play to report health and welfare concerns anonymously.

By downloading this multi-purpose reporting tool, you become empowered to advocate for those at risk or in danger. When you report a concern through RSVP-3, trained screeners interpret the anonymous tip and share information with the appropriate party, which will include your child’s school if appropriate. If you become aware of a threat, you should call 911. 

Thank you for taking the time to consider these updates. On behalf of all Madison Public Schools, I wish you a pleasant final weekend of the summer. We can’t wait to see you on Monday!


Mark Schwarz

Superintendent of Madison Public Schools

Upcoming Events:

  • Aug 29 - First day of school

  • Sept 5 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

  • Sept 9 - MEF Adult Social Fundraiser

  • Sept 19 - Superintendent Coffee

  • Sept 20 - BOE Meeting

  • Sept 26 - NO SCHOOL - Rosh Hashanah

  • Oct 5 - NO SCHOOL - Yom Kippur

  • Oct 17 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Professional Development

  • Oct 17 - Superintendent Coffee

  • Oct 18 - BOE Meeting

  • Nov 10-11 - NO SCHOOL - NJEA Convention

  • Nov 14 - Superintendent Coffee - State of the Schools Address

  • Nov 15 - BOE Meeting

  • Nov 21-23 - Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Nov 24-25 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving 

  • Dec 12 - Superintendent Coffee

  • Dec 13 - BOE Meeting

  • Dec 23 - Single Session Schedule

  • Dec 26-Dec 30 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break 

  • Jan 3 - Board Reorganization Meeting

  • Jan 16 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Day

  • Feb 20-21 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents’ Day & Staff Professional Development

  • Mar 20-24 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

  • April 3-4 - Parent Teacher Conferences

  • April 7 - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday

  • May 26-30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day & Staff Professional Development

  • June 14 - Last day of school

KEEP MADISON SAFE! If you see something, say something:

  • For emergencies and immediate threats, call 911

  • For all other health, safety, and welfare concerns, report anonymously using the “RSVP-3 Morris County, NJ” app

  • For child abuse, call 877-NJ ABUSE, or 1-877-652-2873

  • For bullying concerns, contact your child’s teacher, guidance counselor, or principal. 

Together we are Madison Strong.